With a steady, measured, and calmly forceful approach and tone, the poems of Patience, Therefore confront the worst in self and society--including hypocrisy, conflict, ill will, and avarice and poverty. Conversely, the book celebrates the positive in and among us. Its spiritual emphasis is not impositional but exploratory, inviting, and thought-provoking--mindful of and inclusive of the secular as well as the faith-based audience. We all feel downtrodden and powerless and long for truth, stability, and justice. Poetry can play a role in our physical and emotional health. Ultimately, we can take solace in the goodness and loving kindness that still exist and that a just God has promised will prevail.